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Ever taken the Annapolis School of Seamanship diesel engines class?

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I'm the new owner of a '95 Catalina 320. I've got many years of sailing experience through charters and friend's boats, so I'm comfortable with my sailing skills, but I've never owned a boat and don't know squat about engine maintenance.

Has anyone ever taken the Annapolis School of Seamanship diesel engines class? Or any classroom course there? Would you recommend them?

Any other suggestions for learning maintenance basics for my Perkins 30 HP (or other systems on the boat)?

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There will be basic diesel engine seminars for free at the show this week. Start with these lectures.
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There will be basic diesel engine seminars for free at the show this week. Start with these lectures.
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I have taken the diesel class and 2 electrical classes at the Annapolis School of Seamanship . I would go again I learned alot. But do the seminar also. It will answer alot and you can fill in questions at the class. I also took a week long hands on class, replaced almost everything, pistons to waterpump at the wooden boat school in brooklin maine. Highly recomend that, got to sail alot after the days class the maine coast is fantastic, the room and board and lots of great people. I am glad I took both I feel much better working on my boat.
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I took their diesel level 1 and level 2. Level 1 was good - it covered the basics well, but level 2 was fantastic. I learned a ton, and enjoyed every minute. I've worked on marine engine for many years, but formal training pulled it all together for me. Do both classes if you can!
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Class is great

I have taken the Diesel class and it is great. I took another course at a school to remain nameless taught by a well named mechanic (retired) and it was totally dismal and a waste of money.

Annapolis School of Seamanship class has 3 or 4 common diesel engines that actually run and can be worked on. The facilities are great and the instructors well regarded.

Give it a try.
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